1 Corinthians 8:9

“But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But take heed lest by any meanes, this libertie of yours become a stumbling blocke to them that are weake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to the weak.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But take care that this power of yours does not give cause for trouble to the feeble.
- Basic English Bible

But see lest anywise this your right [to eat] itself be a stumbling-block to the weak.
- Darby Bible

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours should become a stumbling-block to them that are weak.
- Webster's Bible

But take care lest this liberty of yours should prove a hindrance to the progress of weak believers.
- Weymouth Bible

But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.
- World English Bible

But se ye, lest perauenture this your leeue be maad hurtyng to sijke men.
- Wycliffe Bible

but see, lest this privilege of yours may become a stumbling-block to the infirm,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 8:9


1Co 8:9 Take heed lest . . . this liberty of yours, etc. The meat itself made one neither better nor worse (1Co 8:8), but if those who "had knowledge" (1Co 8:10) ate it, it might prove a stumbling-block, the occasion of the fall of those who were not so well informed and were weaker.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 8

  • BSP
    Verse 3: If a person truly loves God, by obeying his commandments, this one is truly known and acknowledged by God.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. I want to thank the Father for the Holy Spirit that lives inside me and guiding me when I read the Bible. I also pray that I don't hurt anybody by word of wisdom of myself, for I know it will go against Christ. Peace
  • A disciple
    Just because someone points out something [that's true] doesn't make him unloving or impatient! If I didn't care about the well being and spiritual safety of my brothers and sisters in the Lord, I wouldn't say anything! The more we mature in the Lord, the more we should be able to discern right and wrong spirits, and the faster will the alarms go off when something false or evil is near. Peace!
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. sometimes we need to have patience and listen to God's word, rather then do something to offend a brother or sister in Christ. Not everyone is going to know the whole Bible, therefore we must have patience with others with Love. The Holy Spirit will guide us in truth. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 8:6 BUT TO US THERE IS BUT ONE GOD THE FATHER OF WHOM ARE --- ALL THINGS --- AND WE IN HIM AND ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST BY WHOM ARE --- ALL THINGS --- AND WE BY HIM ****LUKE 10:21 IN THAT HOUR JESUS REJOICED IN SPIRIT AND SAID I THANK THEE O FATHER LORD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH THAT THOU HAST HID THESE THINGS FROM THE WISE AND PRUDENT AND HAST REVEALED THEM UNTO BABES .....
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 8:5 FOR THOUGH THERE BE THAT ARE CALLED GODS WHETHER IN HEAVEN OR IN EARTH AS THERE BE GODS MANY AND LORDS MANY ***8:6 BUT TO US THERE IS BUT --- ONE GOD THE FATHER --- OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE IN HIM AND --- ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST --- BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE BY HIM

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